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Secret Service says it doesn't have any Trump tapes

Attorney General Jeff Sessions could avoid perilous questions about his conversations with the president by invoking executive privilege during testimony Tuesday - something the White House is not ruling out. The Wall Street Journal in May filed a request for "recordings or transcripts of any recordings" made after Trump's inauguration. "I think the president made it clear what is intention was on Friday ", he said. Read More »

Clinging on to Her Job, Britain's May Appoints New Ministers

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Since the surprise election result on Thursday, the British Prime Minister has insisted that she will remain in post, despite her party losing its majority in the House of Commons. Foster is due to travel to London on Tuesday to meet May to discuss the details of a possible arrangement. Fallon told the BBC that in light of the election result a new approach was needed, welcoming the resignation of her two closest aides Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill, who were perceived by many ... Read More »

Theresa May's top advisers resign after UK election shock

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May suffered a humiliating blow as the " snap election " Thursday spectacularly backfired , stripping her Conservative Party of its commanding majority in Parliament. the Conservative Election campaign failed to get this, and Theresa's positive plan for the future, across'. "But I would like to make clear that the freaky media reports about my own role in the policy's inclusion are wrong: it had been the subject of many months of work within Whitehall, and it was not my personal pet ... Read More »

Maharashtra Farmers End 11-Day Strike After Most Demands Met

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The party also asked the government why should the issue of farm loan waiver be left to the state governments. Meanwhile, Raju Shetti, Lok Sabha member and leader of the Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghtana which is an ally of the BJP , said the steering committee had demanded implementation of the loan waiver scheme before the commencement of the Monsoon Session of the state legislature. Read More »

Led coalition strikes pro-Assad forces in Syria

The battle to retake it could be long and bloody but would represent a major step forward in defeating the IS in Syria. Talal Sillo, a spokesman for the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, told reporters that operations have begun in coordination with the USA -led coalition. Read More »

Britain: May to form government with DUP

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With the DUP providing the Conservatives a narrow, but crucial, majority in Parliament, it could have an outsized influence. As rumours swirled about plots to oust May, Johnson denied he was planning a leadership challenge. She's still vulnerable and her position will be at risk if any senior minister refuses to serve in her government or calls on her to go. Ahead of the talks with Conservatives, a senior DUP member said any deal will not extend beyond a confidence and supply arrangement. Read More »

UN condemns Hamas for tunnel under schools in Gaza

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Speaking at the weekly cabinet meeting Sunday, Netanyahu charged that "in various UNRWA institutions there is a lot of incitement against Israel, and therefore the existence of UNRWA - and unfortunately its work from time to time - perpetuates the Palestinian refugee problem rather than solve it". Read More »

London police arrest another attack suspect

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Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson acknowledged authorities will face questions. Valeria Khadija Collina last spoke with her 22-year-old son, Youssef Zaghba , by telephone just two days before he and two other men plowed a van into a crowd near London Bridge and went on a stabbing rampage. Read More »

GOP senator wants Trump tapes if they exist

Asked if he would make that denial under oath, he said: "100 percent". Mr Comey did not confirm that he believed he was sacked to prevent the investigation, but he said accusations that the FBI was in disarray were " lies, plain and simple ". Read More »

United Kingdom ministers push for Johnson to take over from Theresa May

Theresa May called this election to strengthen her grip on power at a time when the British tabloids and the opinion polls painted Mr. The Labour leader said his party would "absolutely" ensure Brexit occurs if they secured power, with a focus on negotiating tariff-free access as part of a "jobs-first Brexit". Read More »

Director: 'Wonder Woman' a 'hero' for all

According to Gal Gadot , she was five months pregnant during the shoot of Wonder Woman . Don't worry, I'm not going to don my critic hat and start diving into the ins and outs of the film. Having seen the film, I can honestly say it deserves all the acclaim and money it can be given. Thankfully, you don't have to take my word for it. As Doctor Poison was still alive at the end of the movie, it's extremely possible that the villain will return for the next installment of Wonder Woman . Read More »

Plane lands safely in Sydney with hole in engine casing

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The Australia Transport Safety Bureau has sent an inspector to check the plane. The pilot noticed the problem an hour into the flight from Sydney to Shanghai, subsequently returning to Australia. Looks like there's obviously been some preliminary damage in order for that to happen. Madeleine Frith told 9News: "I didn't realise, and no one behind the wing, realised how big the engine issue was". Read More »

Rallies against Islamic law draw counter-protests across US

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Hundreds of counter-protesters marched through downtown Seattle , banging drums, cymbals and cowbells behind a large sign saying " Seattle stands with our Muslim neighbors". "While they were speaking, counter-protesters were trying to drown them out using bullhorns and noise makers". "Shame! Shame!" and described the opposing demonstration as anti-Muslim bigotry, Mann reports . Read More »

Qatar Airways profits hit $540 million before Gulf crisis

Both "stressed the need to resolve the disagreements through negotiation and expressed their readiness to contribute to such efforts", the Foreign Ministry said in a statement. "Even if the political crisis isn't solved, the blockade affecting people should be lifted", Mr Al Marri said. "The directives provide no solution to the serious legal and human rights issues that have resulted from the arbitrary measures imposed by Saudi Arabia , the UAE and Bahrain on the State of Qatar , ... Read More »

British PM turns to NI to save Tory government

Arlene Foster will take a shopping-list of demands to London next week as the price for her party supporting Theresa May's minority Tory government. Hogan said another British election might be needed to give a government a mandate to make the hard decisions required to secure a Brexit deal, as May was "very damaged" as a result of the poll. Read More »

Pentagon releases statement on Somalia Strike

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The air raid took place in Tooratoorow town, which serves as command and logistics base for Al shabaab in Lower Shabelle region, according to a Somali military officer. It appeared to be the first United States military death in combat there since the infamous events of " Black Hawk Down " 24 years ago, when 18 American servicemen died in what is now called the Battle of Mogadishu. Read More »

1 winning Powerball ticket sold in California worth $447M

Matthew Alberre , the store owner, told NBC News "it's a very good feeling to be the winning store", adding that many locals have been coming in to buy extra lottery tickets. The almost half-a-billion dollar jackpot is the seventh largest in Powerball history, and reportedly the tenth largest in US lottery history. Both amounts do not figure in a deduction for taxes. Read More »

DUP rejected Tory coalition offer and opted for looser arrangement

More from the Beeb here including the discussions that May is having with the Scottish Conservative Party leader over LGBTI rights which could yet prove crucial in these fragile times. "He's in a permanent leadership campaign so I am not sure it qualifies as news", he said. The sides have until June 29 to secure a deal, but observers fear any concessions to the DUP by May's Conservatives could complicate the talks, deepening the region's political crisis. Read More »

Sessions to appear before Senate intelligence committee

Sessions said in a letter on Saturday that he will appear before the committee to address matters that Comey brought up last week in testimony to the same panel. "I would be fine with issuing a subpoena, but that most likely would come from the special counsel's office", Collins told CNN . But he may face sharper questioning from the Intelligence Committee, which has had access to intelligence materials in its inquiry into the Russian meddling. Read More »

Boris Johnson denies plot to topple UK PM Theresa May

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He told the Sunday Mirror: "I can still be prime minister". Labour , written off as nearly unelectable just weeks ago, surpassed expectations by securing 261 seats in a last-minute surge of support. "I could not care less what people get up to in terms of their sexuality". EU Budget Commissioner Guenther Oettinger said it may now be possible to discuss closer ties between Britain and the EU than May had initially planned, given her election flop. Read More »

Britain's May seeks deal with Northern Irish party to cling to power

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British Prime Minister Theresa May is making appointments to her Cabinet as she tries to shore up authority undermined by a poor election result. With just 10 members of Parliament, the DUP doesn't wield much power on its own - but those seats, if they vote with May's party, have the power to push the Conservatives over the threshold to a functioning government. Read More »

8 suspected of backing Tehran attacks held

The mastermind of the Tehran attacks has been killed Saturday outside of Iran in an Iranian-led operation in coordination with the intelligence of "a friendly foreign country", Iran's intelligence minister has said. Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has penned a letter condoling with the survivors of the recent terror attacks , saying such crimes can not work to harm the Iranian nation's determination. Read More »

Theresa May's top aides resign after election fiasco

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If she is to succeed in delivering the wishes of the 52 percent of voters who opted to take Britain out of the European Union previous year, she must find a way to bridge the differences within her party to pass legislation preparing for and enacting the departure. Read More »

Making all efforts to double farmers' income: Rajnath Singh

I only wanted to stand with farmers and want to assure them that the Congress party is standing with them. "Prime Minister Narendra Modi waived money for the elite but he can not waive farmer loans", he said. He can't give them bonus. "Now this movement will go from Madhya Pradesh and spread across the whole country, this will become a people's movement". " Rahul Gandhi has been bailed out of the jail", Manoj Kumar Singh, the police chief in the bordering Neemuch district, told AFP. Read More »

Democratic Unionists in Northern Ireland may be election key

The exit poll suggested May's Conservatives would win 314 seats. The party will also probably seek more guarantees for agriculture post-Brexit to assuage the concern of farmers after the current deal runs out in five years' time. She came to prominence after resigning over the "cash for ash" scandal, having overseen a government programme that misused public funds. "May fights to remain PM", said the front page of the Daily Telegraph , while the Times of London said: "May stares ... Read More »

Trump says US is committed to mutual support of NATO allies

The leaders will face the White House press corps at a news conference in the Rose Garden after their talks. A defiant President Trump on Friday accused ousted Federal Bureau of Investigation chief James Comey of lying under oath - declaring that he never asked him for a pledge of loyalty or to drop the probe into his ex-national security adviser. Read More »

Trump flatly denies Comey accusations, willing to respond under oath

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Comey stop investigating anyone, including suggesting that Mr. Comey "let Flynn go.'" Kasowitz added that "the president also never told Mr. Comey, 'I need loyalty, I expect loyalty" in form or substance". I will tell you about it over a very short period of time . OK? "As I used to say to juries when I talked about a witness, you can't cherry pick it". Read More »

How Bournemouth council has met its climate change commitments so far

Jonathan Patz, director of the Global Health Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The announcement came just days after President Trump announced that the United States would be pulling out of the treaty. Portland Mayor Ethan Strimling says it's time for action on climate change. "When climate change is threatening our reefs and threatening our weather ... Read More »